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Dr. Darrell Gonzales, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

As a leading expert in all medical matters involving the skin, dermatologist Darrell Gonzales serves La Jolla and the greater San Diego area with world-class skin treatments. Dr. Gonzales is an expert in helping patients achieve their skin health and rejuvenation goals. By leveraging his extensive experience and advanced training, Dr. Gonzales delivers the best results to patients. A native of California, Dr. Gonzales received his bachelor’s of science degree from UCLA, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Gonzales obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the country. After completing a medical internship at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Gonzales went on to receive his dermatology specialty training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In addition to his clinical training, Dr. Gonzales has been involved in a wide range of medical research, from basic science to health policy issues. Dr. Gonzales is a board-certified dermatologist, fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He is a sought-after speaker and practitioner for his knowledge of acne, psoriasis, skin cancer and advanced laser therapies, including Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and Active FX. Dr. Gonzales is known for his warm bedside manner, meticulous attention to detail, and high integrity. Patients refer their own family, friends, and colleagues to his practice knowing that he provides the highest standard of care in a very warm and comfortable environment. In his spare time, Dr. Gonzales enjoys spending time with his wife, Jaime, and enjoying the beautiful San Diego outdoors. Dr. Gonzales is an avid surfer and encourages all his patients to have fun in the sun while practicing smart skin protection. So if you are searching for a skin dermatologist in the San Diego area, contact Dr. Gonzales in La Jolla today.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • AIG

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Pennsylvania
  • Rush University Medical Center (Residency)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1417960188

Office locations

Coastal Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology

9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 850

La Jolla, CA 92037

Coastal Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology

890 Eastlake Parkway, Ste 202

Chula Vista, CA 91914

Coastal Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology

4520 Executive Drive, Suite 325

San Diego, CA 92121

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Dr G and his staff are so professional and friendly. It’s a great environment and they looked after me really well.
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It was very uncomfortable having two women standing in the back of the room taking notes while the doctor examined me. I felt like I couldn't speak openly with that many people present and felt self conscious - especially because Icouldn't see what they were doing standing behind me. Was not a pleasant visit for this reason. The doctor himself was fine.
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I was in and out in 10 minutes. No waiting. Fast service.e
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Very kind person! I actually had an appointment with Dr. Crowley because Dr. Gonzales had a full schedule that day and I was told he wouldn't be in. But when I came, I saw that other patients had signed in tosee Dr. Gonzales and I asked if he was in and he was! So I rescheduled my appointment to an hour later than what I had and they took me in 40 minutes early:) Gonzales explains the problem and how he will solve it crystal clearly. I recommend Dr. Gonzales 10/10!
Less than 1 month ago
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Very kind and helpful. Put our minds at ease about a condition we were worried about, and explained everything that he was doing and planning to do. I had to get a shot, but Dr. Gonzales has a very light touch so I barely felt it.
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Dr. Gonzales and the staff were very professional and personable. I will recommend him to family and friends.
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He was very accommodating when I showed up at the wrong appointment time. No blame was placed. Very professional. I recommend Dr. Gonzales without reservation.
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As usual Dr. Gonzales was his warm, reassuring, thorough and very knowledgeable self. I would recommend him to anyone that wants a very competent Dermatologist. Herb S.
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He s great! I feel that he really cares about his patients. I am very happy with his work and I can’t wait for him to do the other procedures I have in mind. I know that I will be in good hands.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Gonzales is a very knowledgeable and professional MD. He explained everything to me regarding surgery, sutures, meds and outcome. He went to excellent schools. He has a happy demeanor.
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He's the best!
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Got there early to fill out new patient information. Staff was very professional. Dr. Gonzalez was very courteous and answered all my questions. I highly recommend him.
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Takes all the time necessary. Gives full explanation of what he is seeing, good or bad and fully explains any treatment and his opinion regarding the diagnosis.
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Dr. Gonzalez is a wonderful dermatologist. My husband and I recently visited him for an annual "head to toe" skin cancer check - which is extremely important to have done, living in "sunny" San Diego. Dr. G. does a very carefuland comprehensive exam and explains the nature of various kinds of skin lesions. He has a relaxed "bedside" manner and is easily approachable with questions. We both highly recommend him R. Keef
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Excellent!
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In and out on time. Dr Gonzales takes the time to explain everything.
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Dr. Gonzales and his nurse were very professional, kind, and through when completing my procedure. I appreciated the attention to detail and my comfort as the patient.
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Dr. Gonzalez is a superb physician. He is caring, efficient and has a warm personality. I recommend him highly.
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Dr. Gonzalez is a gem! Not only is he up to the moment on medical issues and most professional, he is the consummate gentleman when the patient is in a somewhat vulnerable position. I appreciate him. Jan D PS While checkingout at Trader Joe’s today with a young, badly sun burned cashier/surfer, I was moved to gently admonish him and recommend Dr. Gonzalez ASAP.
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No waiting: i was seen early. Staff and doctor were very friendly and pleasant, which is consistent with past visits. Pleasant, compassionate, and competent care!
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I am a registered nurse. Dr Gonzales is how doctors should be! He was thorough & answered all of my questions. I wish he was a primary care physician! Bedside manner was impressive.
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Fantastic-great staff. Dr Gonzales is very caring and kind.
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Dr. Gonzales is simply the best dermatologist I've ever had...and at age 67 I've had quite a few! His cheerful, professional manner always leaves me smiling. He is calm and reassuring, and I love the 50s and 60s music classics piped into the room!
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Doctor and staff were incredibly friendly and helpful.
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I like Dr. Gonzales's office personnel. The doctor is courteous, informative about your possible diagnosis/treatment and extremely caring.
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I was extremely pleased with Dr. Gonzales and his staff, as always.
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Consistently punctual and professional. Clearly explains his decision-making process. I continue to recommend him to my family, friends, and patients.
Less than 6 months ago
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I have been to many doctors and RNs for Botox and fillers, Dr Gonzales is by far the BEST! Also, had a horrible mole that other doctors could not remove or wanted to cut it out. Wen to Dr Gonzales andhe told me he could remove it with a problem and he did. Totally gone and can’t even see where it was. Very happy with all my results!!
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I arrived early and was taken right away, the staff was very courteous and Dr. Gonzales was very friendly and explained the entire process and I was out in less time than was originally estimated.
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very professionally run office
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Dr. Gonzalez and his team are always professional and friendly. My family and I have been seeing Dr. Gonzalez for 3 years and are very happy we have such a fantastic Dermotologist in Eastlake!
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Gonzales a brilliant combination of professional, present, punctual and personable. He gives you his full attention and is one of the most caring people I have ever met. His staff is friendly, caring, and efficient, I am always in andout of there quickly and he is on time and the visits are short but I feel totally taken care of. Dr. Gonzales respects your time and other patients' time as well, and doesn't keep you waiting, yet he answers all of your questions and is kind and understanding. He is one doctor I always look forward to seeing. Karey P.
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Unprofessional.
Less than 6 months ago
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Referral from my physician, Ryan Dominguez to Dr. Gonzales - was able to make a relatively quick appointment - no wait time and perfect visit with Dr. Gonzales - highly recommend him and his efficient staff.
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I think Dr. Gonzales champions the needs of his patients. He takes his time, he explains everything he is doing, he gives expert guidance. I have been seeing him for many years and he has consistently been a consummate professional. Hisoffice manager Kat, and all the team there are dedicated to making the visit a positive experience.
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Every visit to Dr. Gonzales has been an outstanding experience. Both he and his staff are great. jurg h
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Incredibly nice, understanding, helpful. Zero complaints! Great doctor and staff.
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Dr. Gonzales was so friendly. Really made the appointment easy and we left well informed. Looking forward to coming back.
Less than 1 year ago
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He's the best!
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I appreciated meeting with the ACTUAL doctor who would be doing the procedure & how knowledgeable Mr. Gonzales was when answering all of my questions I had during our visit.
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Dr. Gonzales was as usual friendly and made me feel at ease. He was as usual very thorough and explained well procedure as he was doing. He answered my questions. Very professional!
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Dr. Gonzales is awesome! He is super knowledgeable, punctual and has an excellent bedside manner. His staff is friendly as well.
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Excellent office, from front office to doctor, very efficient, friendly and excellent care.
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Outstanding doctor and staff- wonderful
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I've been seeing Dr. Gonzales for several years now. He is thorough, careful, and judicious. He is careful to deal with real problems, but doesn't "recommend" procedures just to make money.
Less than 1 year ago
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Most amazing experience. !!!
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He is an amazing Dr who knows is stuff and he is also very good with my daughter who is only 8. I only have praise for Dr Gonzales and his staff!
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Very professional & comfortable. A good experience for me. The appointment reminders were helpful
Less than 1 year ago
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Very comfortable approach and appreciated the way he was thorough and quick. Couldn’t believe I was in and out in 30’minutes even as a new patient.
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The staff and Dr Gonzales are professional and friendly. Best part, my treatment was painless. Thank you
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